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Aretha Franklin’s life and groundbreaking career

Aretha Franklin’s life and groundbreaking career

Nicolas Jozefczyk | Staff Writer 08/23/18 Aretha Franklin, with a voice that could move generations, passed away on Aug. 18, 2018 due to pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. Dubbed the “Queen of Soul,” Franklin showed off her angelic, powerful vocals and was an unapologetically strong woman who would not back down from her views. […]

Facing cancer, Budway healed ‘by giving’

Facing cancer, Budway healed ‘by giving’

By Julian Routh | News Editor After a 13-year battle with breast cancer, adjunct voice professor Maureen Budway died Jan. 12 at age 51. Budway, who had been a faculty member at Duquesne since 1986, was a renowned singer in several different styles, including jazz and classical. She was the “perfect teacher,” effectively coaching students […]

Vojtko remembered for pride, eloquence

By Julian Routh | News Editor _______________________________________________________________________ UPDATE (4:56 PM September 20): The Rev. Daniel Walsh spoke to The Duke, saying Vojtko was allowed to stay at the Laval House for a month with daily meals. Read the full story here for all the updates on the university’s treatment of Margaret Mary Vojtko, including reaction to the Post-Gazette column […]

Duquesne cancels Rivera over ‘selfie’

Duquesne cancels Rivera over ‘selfie’

By Julian Routh | News Editor The line between what is and isn’t ‘Duquesne-able’ led university officials to cancel a well-known journalist’s appearance at an upcoming conference. Geraldo Rivera, host of Geraldo at Large on Fox News, will no longer be appearing at a Duquesne symposium dedicated to a discussion about the assassination of President […]